Editor’s note: This is part of the Gazette’s coverage on contested Yellowstone County races in the Nov. 4 election.
It’s good to have choices.
Yellowstone County officials settled a dispute over attorneys fees Thursday with three Sheriff's Office employees who sued the county and won in federal court.
Yellowstone County commissioners voted Tuesday to pay the entire judgment stemming from a federal lawsuit brought by three officers in the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office.
The cost of the federal discrimination case against the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office could climb to $1.5 million.
Yellowstone County officials are trying to decide whether to appeal a federal jury verdict last week that awarded three sheriff’s officers nearly $1 million.
A federal jury awarded nearly $1 million in damages to three Yellowstone County sheriff’s officers after finding that their commanders discriminated against them and retaliated against them when they complained.
A jury will begin deliberations today on whether commanders in the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office discriminated against three officers in the department.
County attorneys representing the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office began presenting their case Wednesday morning in a federal discrimination lawsuit brought by three officers in the department.
Dave Valdez, one of three plaintiffs in a discrimination trial against the Yellowstone County Sheriff's department talks with his attorney Tim Kelly Wednedsay outside of the Federal courthouse in Billings.
Yellowstone County sheriff’s commanders crush dissent and tried to get witnesses in a human rights case to change their statements, according to testimony offered Tuesday in a federal discrimination trial pitting the department against three of its officers.